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Chicago River: Historic Small Boat Architecture River Tour

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Learn from an expert docent about the designs, world renowned architects and innovations behind more than 50 skyscrapers while cruising down the Chicago River on a small historic riverboat.


  • See over 50 skyscrapers while cruising down the Chicago River
  • Enjoy a smaller historic yacht experience rather than a large barge ship.
  • Learn about the history of Chicago and its iconic skyline.
  • Marvel at Chicago Architecture from the best vantage points with a live docent


Enjoy an in-depth, expert architectural-based river boat tour that delves into one of the most remarkable American cities today. Known for unique, daring, and historical architectural pursuits, it’s hard to cover all of the design and building treasures that make up the Windy City today. If you’re ready to learning more about the designs, people, and innovations behind these creations, throw on your captains hat and get ready to cruise along the Chicago River and see what architects from around the world travel to see in Chicago. Chicago is known around the world for its architectural feats, both inside and outside of the buildings. From the 100-year-old Art Deco, Neo-Classical, and Gothic Towers, to some of the tallest modern-day skyscrapers, Chicago is where old meets futuristic architectural endeavors. It has something for everyone in a way that no other city replicates today. When in Chicago, cruising down the Chicago River is a must. Except with us, you’ll be taking in the architecture of the buildings that line the beautiful river. We provide detailed explanations of the construction and history of over 50 significant buildings, wrapping up at the end of the river.


Free Starbucks coffee, sodas, lemonade and snacks. Beer, wine and cocktails available for purchase at the bar onboard the vessel.

Important Information

  • The boats are handicap accessible. Service dogs are allowed. Please arrive 30 minutes before your tour time to board.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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